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A Dispute About the Purpose of Baptism

We receive a great number of questions dealing with a variety of biblical issues. It simply is not possible to deal with all of them. Some are impertinent, trivial, seemingly bereft of any semblance of sincerity and, therefore, in our judgment, warrant no response. We give very little, if any, attention to unsigned correspondence. Some questions, however, though reflecting erroneous ... read more »

What Is Faith in Christ?

One of the most elemental aspects of the Christian system is that of "faith." The writer of Hebrews classifies faith as one of those "first principles" that ought to be understood by the most immature student. And yet, many seem not to grasp the significance of this magnificent quality. The Necessity of Faith It is difficult to fathom how one ... read more »

For the Joy that Lay before Him

The eleventh chapter of Hebrews is said to be God's "hall of faith." Thrillingly, it chronicles a variety of marvelous examples of Old Testament faithful obedience, which are intended to encourage us in our Christian lives. With reference to this matter, the author declares: "Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, ... read more »

The Rescue of Christ — So-Called

Solomon once declared that "of the making of many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh" (Eccl. 12:12). Truly, books roll from the presses by the millions - year after year. Not infrequently books reveal that they have been buttressed by "much study" which generates a "weariness of the flesh." Some of them ... read more »

Are Preachers To Be Called “Reverend”?

"Do you have information as to when various denominations began to apply the term 'reverend' to preachers?" The title "Reverend" has been adopted in many English-speaking denominations as a courtesy designation for clergymen. Higher orders are designated as "Very Reverend," "Right Reverend," or "Most Reverend." Professor Burton S. Easton, of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, has briefly ... read more »

Did Jesus Institute Ceremonial “Feet-Washing”?

"Why do most Christians not practice "feet washing" today, since Jesus gave this as an example, and he said that his followers 'ought' to do this" (Jn. 13:15)? This is an interesting question that arises from time-to-time.Let us give consideration to it. It should be observed first of all that just because Christ gave a command to someone, at some ... read more »

Scholastic Subterfuge

Franklin Johnson was a professor at the University of Chicago. His book, The Quotations of the New Testament From The Old - Considered in the Light of General Literature, is a valuable resource in discerning the manner in which the New Testament writers employed texts from the Old Testament in the propagation and defense of the gospel. While reading this ... read more »

The Authorized Elements of Church Music

Jesus Christ declared there are three elements to appropriate Christian worship. It must be directed to deity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit); worship must be rendered in "spirit" (sincerely), and it must be offered consistent with revealed "truth" (John 4:24; 17:17). Paul declared worship must be "in the name of Christ"; the phrase signifies by his authority (Colossians 3:17; cf. ... read more »

False Ideas about the Holy Spirit

Jesus warned: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves (Matthew 7:15). False teachers do exist (2 Peter 2:1), and the ideas they advocate are dangerous. In this study, we will direct attention to some false teachings relative to the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit Not a Person One of the most fundamental ... read more »

The Weekly Observance of the Lord’s Supper

There is much disagreement in the religious community of "Christendom" as to when the Lord's Supper, commanded by Jesus, should be observed (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:17-20). Several theoretical views may be entertained. Some allege that the communion need not be observed at all; they contend it was a cultural phenomenon of the first century, and thus not binding ... read more »